Don Freeman was born on August 11, 1908. He loved writing and illustrating children’s books, and he is famous for bringing to life a beloved bear named Corduroy.
We happen to like Corduroy and Don Freeman a lot at Homeschool Share; we offer FIVE unit studies based on his books.
1. Corduroy Lapbook Printables and Activities
For your youngest students (ages 2-4), we have a Corduroy Lapbook. Color, cut, paste, learn about rhyming words, find a mystery toy, make button patterns, and more! Don’t miss this one.
2. A Pocket for Corduroy Unit Study Lessons and Lapbook Printables
If you enjoy the Corduroy Lapbook with your preschooler, you should also try our A Pocket for Corduroy Unit Study. Lisa takes her beloved bear to the Laundromat where Corduroy realizes he doesn’t have any pockets. Corduroy goes on a funny journey looking for one. In the end, Lisa sews a pocket on Corduroy’s green overalls, and tucks his name inside.
3. Dandelion Unit Study Lessons and Lapbook Printables
Ages 4-6 will have fun with a Level 2 unit based on Freeman’s book, Dandelion. Dandelion reminds us all that we don’t need to try to impress our real friends. Lessons include: lions, weather, listmaking, being yourself, counting, shapes, occupations, learning your address, and more!
4. Squirrel Unit Study Lessons and Lapbook Printables
Earl the Squirrel is one of Freeman’s lesser known books, but Earl’s adventure is one worth reading. Our Squirrel Unit Study and Lapbook incorporates this book for the main lessons. Targeted age group: ages 4-8.
5. Norman the Doorman Unit Study Lessons and Printables
Our unit based on Freeman’s Norman the Doorman is for ages 8-10 and includes a wide range of topics for study: Greece/Greek Myths, armor, museums, hobbies, mice, snow, iron, bronze, cheese, simile, singular/plural, capitalization, homophones, fractions, doing your best, sculpture, and more!
You can choose one (or more) of these units and celebrate the work of Don Freeman this month!
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